Zoe fledges from Port Lincoln Osprey Nest!

It was 10:54:46 on the 23rd of November that Zoe, the eldest of three osplets hatched on the Port Lincoln nest, fledged. She landed in Dad’s shed!

I included Zoe’s preliminary flapping and hovering. You will also notice that Zoe did a ‘poop shot’.

If you watch raptors, you will begin to notice that before they are going to take off they will lower their heads, do a ps, and then depart. Check it out next time.

So all of the Australian raptors for the 2022 season on streaming cams have now all fledged!

Congratulations to Port Lincoln Ospreys and to Mum and Dad.

8 Comments

  1. Up, up and away! Funny she landed on dad’s shed. Thanks for the video, Mary Ann!

    1. You are so welcome! She got back up there quickly to the nest and is practising more. For the sake of Little and Middle, Betty, I hope she lives a long and productive live with dozens and dozens of screaming osplets wanting fish!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Happy Thanksgiving to you!

  2. B says:

    Way to go, Zoe! (It may be awhile before she can get enough lift to get back to the nest!)

  3. Linda Kontol says:

    Thanks for the video and update on Zoe Mary Ann! At least she’s still near her nest so she can get fed. Way to go Zoe!
    Linda

    1. Yes, she didn’t go far and was really expecting a reward for that short flight but didn’t get one!!!!!!!!!!!!! I think the wind gusts have made it very difficult for Dad to fish but Zoe did well and she will get those wings working. Glad she is home and on the nest and not off somewhere else. Falkey just shot off the nest too fast for me so I hope Zoe is about for awhile.

    2. Hi Linda, You are so welcome. Yes, she did it and a short flight at that with some later flights. Zoe will strengthen those wings while screaming for fish. Poor Dad. LOL. Wishing you and your family a most happy Thanksgiving, Linda.

      1. Linda Kontol says:

        Thank you Mary Ann and have a good afternoon and take care!
        Hope to hear from you again soon !
        Linda

  4. B says:

    Oh, and Zoe makes it back to the nest sooner than I expected, about 14:51:57.

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